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Monstera 'Dubia' (Shingle Plant)

Monstera 'Dubia' (Shingle Plant)

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Common Names: Shingle Plant
Botanical Name: Monstera Dubia

Monstera 'Dubia' Description

Monstera 'Dubia' starts its life with small, heart-shaped leaves that are a deep green with light green veins. As it matures, the leaves grow larger and begin to exhibit the characteristic holes or fenestrations associated with more common Monstera varieties. When provided with a vertical surface to climb, such as a moss pole or trellis, the Shingle Plant will adhere tightly and showcase its beautiful leaf pattern.

Care Plan for Monstera 'Dubia'

Light: This plant thrives in bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while insufficient light might slow growth and reduce the leaf's variegation. A spot near a window with a sheer curtain is ideal.

Watering: Water the Monstera 'Dubia' when the top inch of soil feels dry. It's important to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Ensure good drainage in the pot to avoid issues with root rot.

Humidity: High humidity is preferred for the Shingle Plant, mimicking its natural tropical environment. Regular misting, a humidifier, or placing it in a naturally humid area like a kitchen or bathroom can help meet this requirement.

Temperature: Keep temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Avoid exposure to drafts and sudden temperature changes, which can stress the plant.

Child and Pet Safety: Monstera 'Dubia' is toxic to pets and humans if ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth and digestive tract. It is advisable to keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.

General Tips: Fertilize every month during the growing season with a diluted, balanced fertilizer to promote growth and health. Support the plant with a moss pole or similar structure to encourage its climbing nature. Regularly check for pests, especially when new leaves emerge.

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